May 09, 2018
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Taliban suffer casualties in artillery and airstrikes in Paktia

By Khaama Press - Mon May 07 2018, 3:32 pm

At least 14 Taliban insurgents were killed in a series of artillery and airstrikes on the hideouts of the militants in southeastern Paktia province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in the Southeast said the Afghan military and air forces carried out raids on Taliban positions along the Sharana-Ghazni highway targeting the militants in Chahar Diwal, Rashid Khel, Pir Shahbaz, Shaliz, Zewach, Kalach and Arzoo areas.

The source further added that 14 Taliban insurgents were killed and 13 others sustained injuries during the operations.

In the meantime, the Thunder Corps said at least one militant was killed and five others were wounded during a separate operation in Sabari district of Khost proivnce.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as counter-terrorism operations including airstrikes are underway against the Taliban and other militants in various proivinces of the country.

The operations are being conducted as the militants attempt to expand their insurgency and terrorist activities as part of their spring offensive.

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